Food for Friday

We’re coming up on a holiday weekend – can you believe it’s Memorial Day already?  There will be many remembrances of the heroes who have died while in service to our country, and our thoughts are with their surviving family members as well. 

Traditionally, of course, there are picnics and parades and concerts and fireworks.  From the cook book 101 Homestyle Favorites, here is an easy salad to include in your cooler this year – a great accompaniment for something grilled – and it will feed a crowd.

Greek Pasta Salad

8-oz pkg elbow macaroni, cooked
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
15 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 C yellow or red pepper, sliced
1/2 C green onions, chopped
3/4 C sliced black olives, drained
1 C crumbled feta cheese (I didn’t know feta came any way other than crumbled)722027 Cookbook
Optional:  3/4 C pepperoni, diced

1/2 C olive oil
1/2 C red wine vinegar
1-1/2 t garlic powder
1-1/2 t dried basil
1-1/2 t dried oregano
3/4 t ground pepper
3/4 t sugar

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat evenly.  Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight.  Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Give us a call at 800-445-3396 to order a copy of 101 Homestyle Favorites for yourself – item 722027, $14.95.

Christmas Place wishes you a sunny and memorable holiday weekend (unless you’re hoping for rain – we won’t deny that ambition to our drought-stricken neighbors)!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

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